"Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers, written by Donald
K. Rosenberg, is a well-written and comprehensive businessperson's
perspective of the Open Source movement and its future. I would
recommend this book as a comprehensive guide for business students
and Corporate IT managers alike. Within its pages are the futures
of IT businesses and all businesses impacted by the computer
hardware and software industries. Strong words, but this book
contains business models and information that cannot be ignored in
the coming millenium."
"There is a lot of confusion in the business community about how
Open Source and Linux will fit into the current business
structures. Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers clears up
the lingering questions on the differing licenses, non-traditional
business models, and why the mascot for Linux is a penguin, among
other things. Most importantly, it gives concrete, real-world
examples of businesses and individuals that are adopting Open
Source software into their businesses, as well as their lives."
"Jon "maddog" Hall, a proponent and leader of the Open Source
movement, writes the foreword of this book in a thoughtful, yet
amusing manner, setting up questions that the book goes on to
answer. One of the best features of this book is that there are
many pointers to the Internet (where Open Source lives), including
a Web site and e-mail address for feedback on the book. These links
are especially important with the fast moving nature of Open
Source. This book was released in August of 2000, and things have
already changed in the short time since then."
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